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20+ Tools to Create Your Own Infographics

20+ Tools to Create Your Own Infographics | Multimedia Journalism | Scoop.it

 While not everyone can make infographics from scratch, there are tools available on the Web that will help you create your very own infographics. In this article, we’re listing more than 20 such options to help you get your messages across to your readers, visually.

 

What About Me?

"What About Me?" is a personalization tool that produces colorful infographics that display your social media habits automatically from Facebook, Twitter and YouTube. The tool is provided by Intel. Create an infographic of your digital life and become inspired by the people you know, the things you see, and the experiences you have online.

 

Vizualize.me

Vizualize.me allows you to create an online resume format that is beautiful, relevant and fun, all with just one click. It enables you to express your professional accomplishments in a simple yet compelling personal visualization, and will help optimize your LinkedIn Profile to get a kickass Visual Resume.

 

Piktochart

With Piktochart, you get to create an innovative Infographic using a combination of different types of visualizations: themes, icons, vectors, images and chart exporter. Drag-and-drop and click your way through color schemes, shapes and fonts, then export the materials as static or html to easily embed it for use at your site.

 

easel.ly

Easel.ly is a fun tool to create your Infographics with drag and drop features and a simple interface. You can easily create and share visual ideas online, supported by ‘vhemes’ or visual themes that help you get started from the preset Infograpic style. Drag and drop a ‘vheme’ onto your canvas to turn your idea into a full infographic.

 

Visual.ly (http://goo.gl/issJu)

Visually helps you customize infographics in seconds, and no, you don’t have to be an analyst or designer to make infographics with Visually Create. Visual.ly allows you to also discover infographics and favorites from other users.

 

Infogr.am (http://goo.gl/UaK3G)

Infogr.am is a simple yet most exciting way to create static and interactive infographics. Import raw data to Infogr.am, and the site’s online tool will help you turn that data into a nice looking chart or full-blown infographic in minutes.

 

Many Eyes (http://goo.gl/9SKr5)

Many Eyes is an experiment by IBM Research and the IBM Cognos software group with a simple belief: ‘Finding the right way to view your data is as much an art as a science’. Many Eyes provides a range of visualizations from the ordinary to the experimental, where each can be put together with a click.

 

Venngage (http://goo.gl/GhLG7)

Venngage is an online infographics tool that helps you create and publish custom infographics, and at the same time, engage viewers and track results. Venngage allows you to create beautiful infographics for blogs and websites and you can also watch the numbers of your audience grow with compelling and beautiful content.

 

iCharts (http://goo.gl/PXFFx)

With iCharts, you can create great-looking charts in minutes with interactive and easy-to-share data. iCharts makes it easy to visualize, share and distribute big and small data.

 

Dipity (http://goo.gl/V4QLU)

Dipity is a free digital timeline website, if you are looking for a different type of Infographics. The mission is to organize the web’s content by date and time. Dipity is the fastest and easiest way to bring history to life with stunning multimedia timelines.

 

Timeline JS (http://goo.gl/gCqpr)

TimelineJS is a beautifully crafted timeline that is easy and intuitive to use. You can pull in media from different sources with built-in support for Twitter, Flickr, Google Maps, YouTube, Vimeo, Dailymotion, Wikipedia, SoundCloud and more.

 

StatSilk (http://goo.gl/Hk2DE)

StatSilk offers web-based and desktop software to make data analysis easy, efficient and enjoyable, to cater to diverse mapping and visualisation needs.

 

InFoto Free (http://goo.gl/6uM6r)

InFoto Free is an app for your Android to create an infographic of your photo-taking habits, using a Photo stats analyzer. With InFoto Free you can create awesome looking high-res infographics from your photo collection. It tells you things like what time of the day you prefer to take photos in, whether you prefer horizontal or vertical orientations as well as your favorite city to shoot in.

 

Photo Stats (http://goo.gl/b8mB1)

Photo Stats is an iPhone app that analyses the photos you take on your iPhone. The app generates cool and stylish infographics that shows how, when and where you take your photos from. You get to easily visualize your photo-taking habits and share it with friends.

 

More Tools

 

ChartsBin (http://goo.gl/kSZ2k) – An online tool to create your own interactive map instantly with no installation or coding needed, and you can embed the map in your own website or blog easily too.

 

Tableau Public (http://goo.gl/EkmM0) – A free application for your Windows computer that brings data to life. You can create and share interactive charts and graphs, stunning maps, live dashboards and fun applications in minutes. Anyone can do it, it’s that easy.

 

Creately (http://goo.gl/D3gx8) – Want to create beautiful diagrams in no time? Creately may be a good choice to use as it can be used across all sectors by individuals, corporate teams, developers, software architects, students and teachers alike for diagramming purposes.

 

Gliffy (http://goo.gl/x3O6n) – Gliffy helps to easily create professional-quality flowcharts, diagrams, floor plans, technical drawings, and more. You can easily drag-and-drop your way through the makings of an infographic using the many shapes from an extensive library.

 

SIMILE Widgets (http://goo.gl/TvzqR) – SIMILE is a free and open-source data visualization Web widget.

 

Tagxedo (http://goo.gl/2l0Uf) – Tagxedo turns words – famous speeches, news articles, slogans, themes, even your love letters – into a visually stunning word cloud. Every word is individually sized to highlight the frequencies of occurrence within the body of text.

 

Wordle (http://goo.gl/XS56D) – Wordle is a simple web app for generating “word clouds” from the text you provide. While the clouds give greater prominence to words that appear more frequently in the source text, you can also tweak your clouds with different fonts, layouts, and color schemes.


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Alfredo Corell's curator insight, January 8, 2013 6:47 PM

While not everyone can make infographics from scratch, there are tools available on the Web that will help you create your very own infographics. In this article, they-re listing more than 20 such options to help you get your messages across to your readers, visually.

 

Some of them really simple. Most of them... visual. Try, gooo

Devrim Ozdemir, Ph. D.'s curator insight, January 9, 2013 8:39 AM

While not everyone can make infographics from scratch, there are tools available on the Web that will help you create your very own infographics. In this article, they-re listing more than 20 such options to help you get your messages across to your readers, visually.

 

Some of them really simple. Most of them... visual. Try, gooo

Marcus Ja'mol Norman's curator insight, May 13, 2015 8:04 PM

Info graphs are very cool.

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2018 essential update for Multimedia Journalism: A Practical Guide | Andy Bull

2018 essential update for Multimedia Journalism: A Practical Guide | Andy Bull | Multimedia Journalism | Scoop.it
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In the two years since Multimedia Journalism: A Practical Guide was published, some of the most useful applications for reporters have changed. 
Storify is folding. 
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So here, for students using Multimedia Journalism (MMJ), is a January 2018 update on the areas affected.
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How small publishers can adapt to Facebook’s News Feed update

Facebook announced on January 11 that it’s rolling out changes to the News Feed over the coming weeks to deprioritize posts from publishers, organizations, and businesses in favor of those from…
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Local Edition: Knowing your newsroom's mission can help you say no

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This piece originally appeared in Local Edition, our newsletter following the digital transformation of local news.
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Who needs video? Slate is pivoting to audio, and making real money doing it

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Graydon Carter, Ex-Editor of Vanity Fair, Invests in an App

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The music producer Quincy Jones and the mogul Ron Meyer join Mr. Carter, who is now on ‘garden leave,’ in investing in an Instagram-style app called Zig.
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'We're marching in the same direction': Facebook is emphasizing Groups, and publishers are following suit - Digiday

'We're marching in the same direction': Facebook is emphasizing Groups, and publishers are following suit - Digiday | Multimedia Journalism | Scoop.it
Publishers may be pulling away from Facebook in favor of keeping readers on their own sites, but they’re finding favor in Facebook Groups.
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Facebook is testing a new section of the app specifically for local news and events

Facebook is testing a new section of the app specifically for local news and events | Multimedia Journalism | Scoop.it
Facebook is vetting local publishers that appear in this section.
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5 Easy-to-Use Tools You Need to Create Compelling Images for your Blog Posts

In the world of digital marketing, it’s hard to ignore the fact that visual content has become a powerful tool for brands in running successful marketing campaigns. Considering that 65% of people are…
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Mark Zuckerberg vows to 'fix' Facebook -- does he know what's broken?

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Mark Zuckerberg today posted his annual New Year’s resolution post on Facebook, and this time he’s using it to address the elephant in the room — namely, Facebook’s bad publicity in 2017. In his post, Zuck vows to “focus on fixing these important issues.” So what are the issues he’s talking about? Just to recap …
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You, your, you’re: A typo that matters

You, your, you’re: A typo that matters | Multimedia Journalism | Scoop.it

An email arrived the other day with a subject in all caps: “MARK YOU CALENDARS!” It was an invitation to something. The email had an attachment, and we were invited to open it “For you reading pleasure.” (We didn’t.) ICYMI: The New York Times begins 2018 on a sour note Another email sowed a bit of confusion. […]


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The General Data Protection Regulation is coming: How should newsrooms prepare?

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Hello newsrooms, you have just about six months to prepare for sweeping change to data privacy regulations in the European Union.
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8 Ways data journalism brought in 2018 | News & Analysis | Data Driven Journalism

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Snow Fall: The Avalanche at Tunnel Creek

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“Snow Fall: The Avalanche at Tunnel Creek,” by New York Times reporter John Branch, tells the harrowing story of skiers caught in an avalanche.
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This tool makes editing podcasts just as easy as editing text

This tool makes editing podcasts just as easy as editing text | Multimedia Journalism | Scoop.it
If you can edit text, you can make a podcast with this easy-to-use tool.
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Seven Lessons Learned in a Year Teaching Mobile Journalism - European Journalism Observatory - EJO

Seven Lessons Learned in a Year Teaching Mobile Journalism - European Journalism Observatory - EJO | Multimedia Journalism | Scoop.it
As mobile journalism becomes more widely used, universities and colleges are building ‘Mojo’ into formal journalism degrees.
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Twitter Magic: Hacks for the Power User in You – Marketing and Entrepreneurship – Medium

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'Fair access for all': The Independent Community News Network officially launches

'Fair access for all': The Independent Community News Network officially launches | Multimedia Journalism | Scoop.it
The ICNN supports and champions community journalists and the hyperlocal news sector, working to create 'a level playing field' with established media
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What's worrying about Facebook's decision to prioritise friend posts over content from media and brands

[Disclosure: I raised $14 million from Facebook, the Craig Newmark and Ford foundations, and others to start the News Integrity Initiative. I personally receive no money from and am independent of…
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Jeff Jarvis's concerns, from the post: "I’m worried that now that Facebook has become a primary distributor of news and information in society, it cannot abrogate its responsibility — no matter how accidentally that role was acquired — to help inform our citizenry.  
"I’m worried that news and media companies — convinced by Facebook (and in some cases by me) to put their content on Facebook or to pivot to video — will now see their fears about having the rug pulled out from under them realized and they will shrink back from taking journalism to the people where they are having their conversations because there is no money to be made there."
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Best of 2017: Our Top Social Media Posts, Most Shared Blog Posts, and Key Takeaways

Best of 2017: Our Top Social Media Posts, Most Shared Blog Posts, and Key Takeaways | Multimedia Journalism | Scoop.it
Find out what worked for us on social media in 2017 and what we've learned about each social media platform.
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Journalism schools still behind on cybersecurity training, new survey finds

Journalism schools still behind on cybersecurity training, new survey finds | Multimedia Journalism | Scoop.it
<p>Toward the end of a long workday, one last email dropped into Jawar Mohammed’s inbox. It looked like a news tip, forwarded from an Ethiopian radio station. Mohammed, head of an independent broadcaster based in Minnesota and a leading figure in the Ethiopian opposition movement, wasn’t fooled. He didn’t click the link. Instead, Mohammed forwarded […]</p>
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How Google AMP beat Facebook Instant Articles - Digiday

How Google AMP beat Facebook Instant Articles - Digiday | Multimedia Journalism | Scoop.it
Google's investment in AMP, its fast-loading article pages, has helped the search giant overtake Facebook in publisher referral traffic.
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Apple readies Siri for the HomePod by adding a podcast-powered news brief

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The HomePod had a bit of a notable production setback, back in December, but Apple’s high-end smart speaker is still on track for an “early 2018”..
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My Life as a New York Times Reporter in the Shadow of the War on Terror

My Life as a New York Times Reporter in the Shadow of the War on Terror | Multimedia Journalism | Scoop.it
As I took the stand, I thought about how much press freedom had been lost and how drastically national security reporting had changed in the post-9/11 era.
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2018 could be the year Facebook banishes news from its feed - Digiday

2018 could be the year Facebook banishes news from its feed - Digiday | Multimedia Journalism | Scoop.it
Some Facebook observers think the platform could remove publisher content from its news feed to improve the user experience and drive more revenue.
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These Are 50 Of The Biggest Fake News Hits On Facebook In 2017

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Viral fake news generated more engagement on Facebook in 2017 than last year, according to a BuzzFeed News analysis.
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